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An_192830 posted:
I get very tachycardic or rather stay that way all the time. I was diagnosed with biatrial enlargement. What is that? Is that cardiomegaly? What are the symptoms of it? Can it be treated & how? Can it ever repair itself or no? I know the doctor has to tell me, but just someone who knows any info on it please share info before my doctors appointment. There is NO websites on it.
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kbear222 responded:
oh btw I have "splinter hemorhages" and my pulse sits usually at 85-91 , i have great blood pressure never elevated.
 
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CardiostarUSA1 responded:
Hi:

Biatrial means both atria. The right and left atria (RA, LA, upper receiving or priming chambers of the heart) are enlarged or dilated.

As reported, causes of right atrial enlargement (RAE) include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), mitral valve stenosis (narrowing), mitral valve regurgitation (leakage), pulmonary embolism.

Causes of left atrial (LAE) include mitral valve regurgitation or stenosis. Also, LAE often occurs with any cause of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH, a thickening of the walls of the left ventricle, LV, the heart's high pressure powerhouse pumping chamber).

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Cardiac Enlargement: A Patient Guide

What is cardiac enlargement?

There are two types of cardiac enlargement: hypertrophy and dilation....../Hypertrophy involves an increase in the thickness of the heart muscle. DILATION involves an increase in the size of the inside cavity of a chamber of the heart.

What health problems are associated with cardiac enlargement?

With the exception of exercise-induced enlargement, all forms of cardiac enlargement are abnormal and associated with further problems, including......

http://www.heartinfo.org/ms/guides/4/main.html

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